Castaic school district dealing with cybersecurity attack 

Castaic Union School District Building. Dan Watson/The Signal

The Castaic Union School District is working to restore information technology operations throughout the district after a cybersecurity attack, according to Superintendent Bob Brauneisen. 

In an email to The Signal on Saturday, Brauneisen said the district began investigating the incident immediately upon learning of the attack. 

“We want our students and the community to know that we place a high value on maintaining the integrity and security of the data we hold in our systems,” Brauneisen wrote, “and we are working diligently to restore operations and furthering our investigation of the incident.” 

On Monday, Brauneisen said in a phone interview that the district currently does not have access to internet but that students are still in class. He added the district became aware of the situation, which involved suspicious activity on its computer network, on Friday and was working through the weekend with cybersecurity professionals to investigate. 

“We’re teaching how you used to teach back in the day, prior to technology,” Brauneisen said. 

Brauneisen declined to comment on how widespread the attack was, and whether it was confined to student or staff information. He said the district would provide updates once the investigation is completed, adding he couldn’t say when that would be. 

“We want to make sure that we do it right,” Brauneisen said.

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